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  Online event   27 July 2022

Entrepreneurship trends, key insights and future outlook

Entrepreneurship matters. It is an essential driver of societal health and wealth creation and has been referred to as the cornerstone and engine of economic growth. Under the right conditions, it promotes innovation for new opportunities, promotes productivity, creates employment, and contributes to a more inclusive economic system.

Entrepreneurship development is built on the foundations of positive economic growth and a conducive environment, making South Africa one of the toughest places to be an entrepreneur. Nevertheless, as the country emerges from the economic shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are encouraging signs of increased entrepreneurial activity and of more small and medium businesses making it beyond the startup stage.

Entrepreneurship differs within countries, be it within regions, districts, or metropoles. To address this gap, a pilot study was initiated in the Cape Town and eThekwini metropolitan regions.   The regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Index (ESI) findings will also be highlighted and shared during this event.

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion on the latest GEM SA findings led by researchers Angus Bowmaker-Falconer (Research Fellow Stellenbosch Business School) and Associate Prof Natanya Meyer (DHET-NRF SARChI Entrepreneurial Education, Department of Business Management in the College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg). They will be joined by Prof Mark Smith (Director Stellenbosch Business School), Seraj Toefy (Entrepreneur, business advisor, international speaker and lecturer at the Stellenbosch Business School), and Ntokozo Majola, Executive: Enterprises Development Division at the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

 

Date:                Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Times:            17:30

Venue:            Online (Zoom)

This event will be livestreamed

 

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PANELISTS

Angus Bowmaker-Falconer

Research Fellow at Stellenbosch Business School

Prof Mark Smith

Director at Stellenbosch Business School

Associate Prof Natanya Meyer

DHET-NRF SARChI Entrepreneurial Education, Department of Business Management in the College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg

Seraj Toefy

Entrepreneur, business advisor, international speaker and lecturer at Stellenbosch Business School

Ntokozo Majola

Executive: Enterprises Development Division at SEDA

Tags  Business Management, information session, #KeepLearning

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